My review: LOVED IT!
I even felt chills near the end (I won't say which scene due to spoilers) which is a difficult emotional/physiological reaction for films to evoke in me. The only thing more significant than chills are tears and it just wasn't a tear jerker kind of movie.
I went into the movie theater with high hopes and was not disappointed in any way. THE FORCE AWAKENS lives up to all its hype. The special effects didn't smother the story like they did in the last three Star Wars movies. The plot harkened back to the very first Star Wars film: A NEW HOPE.
The wait for the next installment will be agonizing, but I have been inspired by THE FORCE AWAKENS to get my novel-in-progress finished and out into the world. Like George Lucas, Disney, and J.J. Abrams, I'd love to bring joy to millions of children and adults through my writing. For me, the act of writing isn't complete without an audience (or readership.)
And having a movie or movies made from my works wouldn't be half bad, either.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS--Go see it. :-)